Outdoor Wet Area Tiles

Outdoor Deck Tiles for Wet Areas

Outdoor Patio and Deck Tiles

StayLock Perforated outdoor tiles offer exterior surface options for wet areas such as patios, spas, pool surrounds, greenhouses and decks. They are easily installed, easy to maintain, and are exterior 5-year UV-rated.

Greatmats outdoor tiles feature a non-slip perforated top surface that provides great water drainage on any flat surface. The PVC outdoor wet area tiles have a slightly raised base too, which allows airflow to dry the water more quickly. This results in a lower chance of mold or mildew forming in the area. The PVC feels soft and has just a bit of give to it, featuring an ASTM fall height rating of 20 inches.

They are 1 x1 feet, and made in the USA of durable plastic material, providing foot traction and comfort to bare feet on exterior surfaces. These PVC outdoor tiles are durable enough to hold tables, lawn furniture, and lawn chairs with feet larger than about 1.5 inches in diameter.

 

Pool and Spa Applications

When you’re looking for outdoor flooring installation options, the StayLock tile offers the durability you need. These PVC deck tiles have a 7-year UV stable colorant and anti-fungal additive, ensuring that these tiles work especially well for outdoor installations where they need to stand up to tough weather and varying temperatures. Additionally, the tiles have a 5-year manufacturer warranty with them.

And even when the surface of the tiles is wet, it remains slip-resistant, unlike cement. The tiles yield a safer area for your children to walk or run around the pool.

Should you have French drains around your pool, or areas where the cement surface slopes slightly to allow for drainage, you can install the StayLock Perforated tiles directly over these areas, and their shape will slowly conform to the slopes. This product also works great for areas around hot tubs and spas, because the tiles are non-absorbent.

Outdoor Raised Tiles Over Existing Deck

Outdoor Raised Tiles Over Existing Deck

Patio and Deck

If you have a deck that looks worn out from splinters and old wood, the StayLock Perforated tiles can give the deck a fresh and new look that’s safe to use. Simply installing the new tiles directly over the old wood will provide a fast means of fixing the problem of a worn out deck with far less effort and cost versus sanding and staining.

Make a Temporary Patio with Outdoor Tiles

Make a Temporary Patio with Outdoor Tiles

Campsite and Other Outdoor Areas

Another potential application use is for camping areas. You can take a few dozen of these tiles with you to a campsite and create a makeshift patio right outside your camper door. Using these tiles in this manner means people will track less dirt and grass into the camper, as the tile surface will provide a place to clean your feet. Should it rain while you’re camping, the makeshift tile patio is perfect for keeping mud out of the camper and giving people a dry place to stand or sit. The perforated design of the tiles allows rainwater to drain through the tiles, keeping the top free from mud.

You could install the PVC deck tiles anywhere outdoors that you want to provide traction over a wet area. Some people have reported success installing these tiles around a children’s swing set or around other areas where children play. The plastic tiles yield a softer landing if a child falls, and because the tiles can be installed over dirt or grass, they can prevent running children from slipping on wet grass or in mud. When installing the tiles over sand or dirt, we recommend placing a landscape fabric mesh material over the ground before placing the PVC decking tiles.

Waterproof Snap Together Outdoor Tiles

Waterproof Snap Together Outdoor Tiles

Installation Tips

StayLock perforated non-slip floor tile is easy to install with our tab locking system, which ensures the tiles won’t separate over time and provides a long lasting wet area floor. A sub-floor is not needed. A hard, flat surface is recommended for installation, but the tiles will conform over time to match the contours of a slightly uneven surface.

If installing these tiles against a wall or another large object, we recommend leaving a 1/2-inch gap between the PVC deck tiles and the object to allow for expansion of the tiles in the heat. Expansion of tiles, whether they’re rubber or plastic, is normal when the tiles are installed outdoors and exposed to widely varying temperatures. Heavy furniture, table and chairs are not recommended to be permanently placed on top of these tiles. The tiles need to be able to shift as they expand and contract in changing temperatures.

Should you need to fit the PVC deck tiles around poles, doorways, or other obstacles, you can cut them with a utility knife and a straight edge.

Due to the method of interlocking these PVC decking tiles, you can easily separate, remove, or relocate them, if needed. By not using adhesives when assembling these tiles, disassembling them doesn’t take a lot of effort.

See All outdoor tile options at Greatmats.com.

 


 

Staylock Perforated Tile Black

Greatmats Staylock Perforated Tiles BlackThis StayLock Perforated non-slip outdoor decking tile is a 1×1 ft modular tile made of soft plastic material. This tile is specifically designed for rooftop installations over rubber roofing membrane for residential and light commercial use. The Staylock Perforated Tiles delivers traction and comfort on wet surfaces such as rooftop decks, patios, spa, pool surrounds, shower floors, and industrial floors.  This modular tile is designed specifically for outdoor installations.

This tiles features an ASTM Fall Height Rating of 20 inches.

StayLock Perforated non-slip floor tile easily connects together with an active tab locking system that will not allow the tiles to separate over time. This modular, perforated floor tile is perfect for pool and spa surrounds because it is easy on bare feet and durable enough for tables and lawn chairs with feet larger than about 1.5 inches in diameter. The top surface of this non-slip tile will provide traction when wet and comfort for standing and walking.

 

Greatmats perforated tiles Black deck tiles underside

This deck tile is safe to place directly on top of rubber roofing membranes without damage over time due to the rounded edges of the under-structure of this tile. StayLock Perforated tile provides great drainage on any flat surface. Safely install this for institutional or residential outdoor swimming pools, patios, greenhouses, rooftops and decks. This product also works great for areas around spas or hot tubs.

Use this modular non-slip floor tile for industrial applications where workers may be exposed to a wet floor. This tile will provide an anti-fatigue benefit for people standing for long periods of time. This PVC tile is naturally resistant to most oils and many acids. Greatmats Staylock Tiles Perforated with yellow borders

StayLock perforated non-slip floor tile easily connects together and does not require any glue for installation. Easily cut this modular perforated tile with a sharp utility knife for wall-to-wall installations or to install around poles, table legs or other obstacles on the floor.

These modular non-slip flooring tiles can be separated and taken up or relocated easily, if needed. Also available in a designer look with your choice of several popular colors. This non-slip floor tile can be custom ordered in virtually any color desired.  Optional border and corner pieces are also available.

Black tiles are made from recycled content material and may contribute to LEED points in Green buildings.Greatmats outdoor non slip mats for decking Staylock colors

 

Staylock Perforated Tiles installed in Gaga Ball Pit

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Staylock Tiles for Kids Play Areas and Playgrounds

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Staylock Tiles installed on Deck

Greatmats PVC Deck Tiles Staylock Perforated Black installed

Staylock Tiles – Flexible Outdoor Tiles

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Herontile Wet Area Tile

Greatmats Plastex Herontile Wet Area Tile for pools rollableHerontile by Plastex is a wet area tile for your pool decks, spas, locker rooms and more. Herontiles feature a click together mechanism that will create a seamless floor. When these tiles are connected together, they can be rolled up for easy removal or storage.

This tile is made with a soft Ethylene Vinyl Acetate making it comfortable to stand on with bare feet. Plastex Herontile contains SteriTouch additives to prevent fungal and microbial growth for a more hygienic flooring in wet areas.

The surface of Herontiles have a circular embossed design which increase traction. Herontile is 15 mm thick on strong support legs so that water drains underneath.

Plastex Herontile Tile beige close up pool tile GreatmatsHerontile is available in 4 different colors including ocean blue, light blue, light grey, and beige. The dimension of each tile is 1.08 x 1.08 feet. Herontile comes in cases of 27.

Regular cleaning is recommended for this product with an alkaline based cleaner and a brush or electric cleaner.

Slip Resistance Test Results
DIN 51097 Classification C

For similar products, visit our Wet Area Flooring page.

Greatmats Plastex Herontile Wet Area Tile bottom view

 

 

Heronrib Wet Area Safety Matting Roll

New Product: Heronrib Wet Area Safety Matting

Greatmats Heronrib Wet Area Safety Matting Rolls Indoor Pool DeckHeronrib Wet Area Safety Matting is the best wet area matting system where barefoot traffic is common. Consider Heronrib wet area matting for indoor and outdoor pools, locker rooms, saunas, jazcuzzi areas, and other wet areas. Heronrib is an hygienic, anti-bacterial, and anti-fungal option. Heronrib matting has a open grid PVC plastic construction and is self draining.

Heronrib PVC matting will provide a warmer and more comfortable flooring to stand on. It has a embossed texture surface for slip resistance. This wet area matting can be used outdoors because it is UV resistant.

It is available in six colors including oxford blue, ocean blue, charcoal gray, forest green, mulberry red, and white.

Greatmats Heronrib Wet Area Safety Matting Rolls close up viewIt is recommended that regular cleaning occurs with an alkaline based cleaning product and a brush or electric cleaner. This matting is also easy to roll up for cleaning the flooring underneath it.

Available in sizes 2×33 feet, 3×33 feet, and 4×33 feet.

Slip Resistance Test Results
DIN 51097 Classification C
ASTM 1677 – Dry/Wet 0.6/0.6

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For other wet area products, please visit our Wet Area Flooring page.

Greatmats Life Floor pool deck tiles in Unity School pool area

New Swimming Pool Decking is Lifesaver for Unity School District

Foam Pool Decking Makes Makes Unity Pool a Safer Place to Swim

By Brett Hart

After years of battling the cleaning, repair and hazards of a ceramic tile floor in its pool, spa and locker room areas, the Unity School District, located in Balsam Lake, Wisconsin, decided to try something new in the Fall of 2016 – and couldn’t be happier with the results.

”You could never clean it and get it scrubbed,” said Jeffery Allen who has been in charge of pool maintenance since 2010. He noted that he was constantly fighting calcium buildup and patching chunks that were coming out of the floor.

Safety Concerns

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Unity School District New Pool Deck Floor with Steve “Dewey” Strilzuk

The main issue, however, was safety, according to Maintenance and Operations Director Steve ”Dewey” Strilzuk.

”Little kids, of course, are always running around by pools and… the (stainless steel) edges we had were a concern,” Strilzuk said. ”The fall factor was big.”

Laurie Paulson, who has been the pool manager at the Unity School District swimming pool for the last 15 years, estimated dealing with 5 to 10 slips or falls daily as a result of the hard, slippery tile floor.

”Maybe not severe, but enough to bonk their head or be uncomfortable,” Paulsen said. ”We have a lot of senior adults as well. It was really slippery, and they had trouble walking on the floor.”

ceramic tile pool deck before installation of Life Floor Unity School Pool Greatmats

Ceramic Pool Tile before Installation of Life Floor

The Answer

installing Greatmats Life Floor pool deck tiles in Unity School pool area

Installation of Life Floor Super Grip Ripples Tiles

After being presented with the option of Life Floor Super Grip Ripple Tiles from Greatmats, the board of education and superintendent liked the safety features of the foam/rubber blended tiles, including slip resistance and cushion.

”They were going to retile, but when the price tag came through, this took precedent,” Allen said. ”Plus, the down time was a lot less. They had this done in a week and a half.”

”We have a lot of community members and a lot of lake home owners who come into this area that use our facility,” Strilzuk said. ”It’s used 24-7, from about 5:30 in the morning until 8:30 at night almost every day. … We want to make sure we make it safe for everyone. … With the cushion and traction that we’ve got with this floor, I think we made a great decision.”

Rave Reviews

Greatmats Life Floor pool deck tiles in Unity School pool area

Greatmats Life Floor Super Grip Tiles Installed at Unity School

”The appearance is awesome,” he added. ”(Pool users) really really like the edges of the pool and the (rubber and vinyl) edges of the wading pool. … With the tile and the stainless edge, that really wasn’t a good combination. I used to bring my kid here all the time and the biggest concern was the edge of the pool and wading pool had very sharp edges and when I even think about the kids slipping and falling, going into the pools as they would, hitting their heads on that was a major concern.”

”The kids are not getting hurt anymore,” Paulsen said. ”The accidents have been cut by 90 percent. It’s better than the expectations. This floor is amazing.”

Paulsen added that as a lifeguard and swimming instructor, she often works 11 hour days and the comfort factor of the Life Floor pool decking has made her life much easier.

”My legs are just as comfortable as early in the morning,” Paulsen said. ”Where before my back would hurt, my legs would hurt. It was very miserable.”

Her students love the new flooring for a totally different reason.

”When you do swim lessons, we have the kids sit and the floor, and before they were grossed out. Now they don’t mind sitting on the floor or doing demonstrations on the floor.”

”The public loves it,” she added. ”From toddlers crawling around to senior citizens. We have special needs people, along with the students. Everyones loves it. .. Now, (the seniors) come out and they’re so secure and feel really safe. It was a great investment – great product for our pool.”

Since the daily cleaning this grippy foam/rubber flooring is very different than cleaning ceramic tiles, the district purchased a new stand-on floor scrubber for the large areas and a smaller machine for tighter spaces, such as the locker rooms and bathrooms which now feature Life Floor Slate Tiles.

”I’ve been coming here for years with my son, even before I started working here, and we love using this pool,” Strilzuk said. ”Thank you to the board. This is huge for the community and the safety of all families.”

installing Greatmats Life Floor pool deck tiles in Unity School locker room

Installation of Greatmats Life Floor Slate Tiles in Locker Room

Steve ”Dewey” Strilzuk
Unity School District
Balsam Lake WI 54810
For more on this topic please review our Swimming Pool Decks Flooring Tiles product page.

Customer Review-Patio Aqua Tile

Tile over treated wood deck

As you can see by these photos, Al did a great job with his pool area using Patio Tile Aqua from Greatmats.  A perfect, outdoor wet tile, it is perforated so it doesn’t hold the heat and prevents water from puddling up on the surface.  It’s also a much safer surface for children than concrete.

“The tile made a huge difference,” Al says.  “It covered the aging concrete around the pool.  The tile over the treated wood deck worked great.”

Al covered 1860 square feet of pool area including the deck and the job took him only 29 hours.  Because these wet area tiles require no adhesive, it’s a pretty straightforward job.  Just click the tiles together and cut them off to fit around the pool area and other obstructions.

Tile around pool over existing concrete deck

“I’m very happy with the product and would recommend it to friends.  The only recommendation I would make is that the manufacturer look into making some nosings to finish the edge.”

(We’re actually in contact with the manufacturer about that very thing.  Al had to use 90 degree metal strips to finish the edging by the ladder that descends into the pool.)

“Otherwise, everything went great.”

Thanks, Al.  We appreciate your business.

Tile around pool – opposite end

Greatmats Staylock Perforated Tiles blue patio tiles

StayLock Perforated Tiles – Outdoor Tiles

 

Here’s a great flooring solution for residential or industrial wet areas.  Our StayLock perforated wet tiles provide a non-slip surface that’s great for decks, patios, rooftops, spa and pool surrounds, locker rooms, and shower areas.   This perforated 1×1 ft modular tile is made of soft plastic material and delivers traction and comfort.
StayLock perforated non-slip floor tile easily connects with a tab lock system that will not allow the tiles to work themselves apart over time.  This non-slip plastic flooring is available in a variety of appealing colors for indoor and outdoor applications.  It is perfect for pool and spa surrounds because its easy on bare feet and durable enough for tables and lawn chairs. The top of this non-slip tile will provide traction when wet and comfort for standing and walking.
Greatmats Staylock Perforated Tiles Grey Tan Green Terra Cotta BlackThis modular, non-slip plastic floor tile is also great for industrial applications where workers are exposed to wet floors.  This tile will provide an anti fatigue benefit for people standing for long periods of time. This pvc tile is naturally resistant to oils, acids, and toxic chemicals because of the pvc base material. StayLock perforated non slip floor tile easily connects together and does not require adhesive for installation. Easily cut this modular perforated tile with a sharp utility knife for wall-to-wall installations or to install around poles, table legs, or other obstacles on the floor.

These modular non-slip flooring tiles can also be separated and taken up easily when needed.  The tab attachment system is resilient and designed for multiple installations so you can take the floor with you when it’s time to relocate. This non-slip floor tile can be custom ordered in virtually any color desired.

Call Greatmats at 877-822-6622.